Former NFL Player Keion Carpenter Dies After Collapsing During A Workout

Ex-NFL player Keion Carpenter passed away on Thursday after collapsing during a workout earlier this week, according to a statement from his family.

“It is with regret that we as a family announce that at 6:47 am Keion Eric Carpenter was pronounced dead, at Jackson South Community Hospital in Miami, Florida.”

“Keion collapsed while on a family vacation and remained in a coma for 24 hours. Keion(‘s) remains will be flown back to Baltimore for burial.”

Carpenter’s college coach Frank Beamer released a statement, saying “Keion was one of the rocks around which we built our program at Virginia Tech in the 1990s. He was a tenacious punt blocker and a relentless player on defense.

“More importantly, he had a heart of gold. His work with The Carpenter House and other charitable organizations to help those in need truly embodied the Virginia Tech Spirit.”

Carpenter, who played for the Bills and Falcons, was 39-years-old.